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Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Solvang
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 5, 2006

Having just read the "hideous" review, I am aghast! My husband and I live in the gorgeous Northwest USA, are seasoned travelers (including Great Britain), have stayed in numerous 5-star resorts (including more than one Four Seasons), and have chosen to visit --and re-visit -- the Alisal for 6 winters in a row now. Their service, food, accommodations, and atmosphere is absolutely impeccable. They also happen to have a golf course to die for.
They are also decidedly low-profile, casual during the day, and accommodate families. It is, after all, a ranch. With horses and cattle and hayrides. It has been for centuries now. Even the most cursory research before making reservations would have revealed the Alisal's historical background.
If you want papparazzi, run! If you want to impress people with your sophistication and how much you pay per night, do go elsewhere. If you want to escape from the big city rat race, hear the birds and the breeze in the eucalyptus, drift on a spring-fed lake, maybe ride a horse, or re-connect with your kids . . . this just might be the pleace. We'd love you meet you next January or February!

Stayed: January 2006
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Reviewed January 24, 2006

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Reviewed October 12, 2005

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Reviewed September 9, 2005

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Reviewed August 31, 2005

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Reviewed August 15, 2005

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Reviewed June 4, 2005

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Additional Information about Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

Address: 1054 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-3033
Location: United States > California > Solvang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Solvang
#1 Family Hotel in Solvang
#3 Spa Hotel in Solvang
Price Range: $350 - $845 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is located in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and renowned Santa Barbara County wine country. Privately owned and operated since 1946, the Alisal is a working cattle ranch and full-service resort. This historic ranch is one of four original Spanish land grants on the west coast given to conquistador Raimundo Carrillo in the late 1700’s. Today, the romance and majesty of the old west remain in the wide-open spaces and unspoiled natural beauty of the Alisal. They serve as a reminder of simpler times and as an invitation to those with a taste for adventure. As California's premier guest ranch, the Alisal transports guests back to a bygone era. Set on a 10,000-acre working cattle ranch, this one-of-a-kind resort blends the best of nature with exceptional golf, horseback riding, tennis, fishing on a 100-acre private lake, fitness center and spa, children's activities, barnyard activities and fine dining. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Alisal Guest Ranch And Resort
Alisal Guest Ranch Hotel Solvang
Alisal Hotel Solvang
Alisal Resort Solvang
Alisal Ranch Solvang
The Alisal Guest Ranch

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